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Dear Friends in Christ,

This weekend, we begin our celebration of Catholic Schools Week! Please support our Catholic Schools through your time, talent and treasure as well as sending your children to our schools where faith is celebrated and the mind and spirit of a child are nurtured and nourished, where children are given “roots and wings”.  Our Catholic Schools and our families are “domestic churches” and classrooms of discipleship. Our culture and our church need strong family life which provides a strong foundation in faith, hope and charity.

We also end our celebration of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We hope to reach out to 20 members and Pastors of various congregations in our local area (17050) in a spirit of prayer, study, dialogue and fellowship. We also hope to reach out to 109 households who are of mixed religion, interreligious or interfaith. (Catholic and others Christian or non-Christian). We hope to be able to witness to our common faith and belief in our unity within our diversity.

The readings from the Word of God reminds us of our common call to discipleship through our Baptism into Christ. We are invited and called to be disciples of the Lord, who here His Call, discern His Voice and following in His footsteps. We are to unite in worship and prayer, proclaim and live the Word, celebrate and live the Eucharist, to share the love and life of God and make other disciples with passion and meaning.

May our homes, families and parish be “amazing” through God’s power and grace.

“The gift you have received, give as a gift”  Matthew 10:8

Have a “blessed week”!

In His Love and mine!

Fr. Ken Smith

 

 Prayer of Pope Francis for the Synod on the Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. Amen.
Saint Katharine Drexel